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  1. A video camera. And set you neptune 2 to log canopy flight for your freefall speeds.
  2. Thanks all for the helpfull reply's! That explains why I cant find naptha flakes then! Unfortunately, I do live in the tropics, and to top that off... Its the wettest part of Australia ... I have pulled the canopy out a couple of times to check and all is good so far. I might chase down some more silica gel packs and put them in a food dehydrator over night to really dry them out and then in a sealed bucket as some have suggested. Its coming up to the wettest time of year here and the last thing I want to happen is get through all this then the canopy is cactus . Thanks again for all the info! Blue sky's and safe jumping!
  3. Gday all! I crushed my spine on a jump (a few months but was just able to walk away from it which leaves me with hope that I will jump again one day! My canopy is fairly new (a little over 30 jumps on it and the accident wasn't due to the canopy size etc or the turn per say). Ive sold the rest of my rig and have the main in plastic bag with 8 silica gel saches to de humidify. Im still quite a few months off jumping again but want to keep my canopy in the best condition I can. My Packer B licence said Naptha Flakes but I cant find them anywhere? Whats is the best way to store it so it comes back out like brand new again with no mildew, mould etc? Any info will be greatly appreciated! Blue sky's and safe jumping Cheers
  4. Hi all, I have a fairly new rig (130~ jumps on it) my right leg strap keeps coming loose in the plane on the way to height, i re tension it before exiting then it comes loose again when I deploy.? Landings are a bit tricky when 1 leg strap is 5+ inches longer than the other... any body else solved this problem? What can I do to stop this happening? Cheers in advance for the info! Blue sky's
  5. As main subject... I want to know the best quality set up of lenses I can get from these cameras. Work and fun. Quality images is what its about! For me anyway.... Thanks in advance for all that offer quality advice! Cheers Steve
  6. Jumped it all day yesterday with nicks way of packing... 700 to 800 ft snivel from terminal!!! and on heading!!! I flaked it as normal, left the slider level with the nose, folded the tail 3 times before laying it down and pushed that slider on the stops thoughout the whole pack job... Feels like a completely different canopy opening over my head!!! I had a look for the serial no but its not on the label? Its a new Javlin J3K container and F111 pilot chute. Not sure on the size of it. The container is for a 170sqft canopy but I can get 189 in the bag comfortably pulling the gromets to the lacky attachment points and not stretching them at all. Thanks everyone for all the info, hints and tips! Through all your advice I can now jump all day long in absolute comfort!
  7. Thanks Mel, ill pm you the serial no when i get home tonight. Off the top of my head i leave about 3" of the slider haning out infront of the nose give or take? Its a slippery new canopy so i always trash pack it but i do take my time flaking it, yet to try the drunken pack! See how we go tomorrow! Ive got it packed Nick Grillets way atm, (well to the best of my ability). I left the nose alone and only folded not rolled the tail 3 times and pulling down to keep the slider against the stops as i lay it down. I also pulled the gromets down to the band rather pulling the band through to the gromets, I double stowed all the stowes with large bands. Hopefully it helps
  8. There is nothing on nz aerosports web site about line trim specs or slider sizes... I had a look on PD's site, a 79 velo has a bigger slider than mine... Their sabre 2 190 slider is 26" x 31"... Might not have anything to do with it but there is quite a bit of difference to mine... Anyone know the specs for a safire 2 189 slider? Cheers for all the help!
  9. No i didn't. I pulled it out again and measuring it that way it measures 31.75" x 18.5" though i did not pull the cutaway and fully remove it but its stretched as much as it can go in either folded centre. Is it ment to be that small from front riser to rear riser?
  10. I'm keen to try the psycho pack, does your control lines go over the pack job when you triangle it? Have you done it with a safire2? Makes it so much easier to bag it! Just concerned about the lines... Might just man up and try it.
  11. Ive done that several times, thats when it opens quicker. Ive just repact it nick grillet's way and double lacky stowed all locking stowes. Hopefully wont get a bag lock. Soon find out. Ha ha ha well this is a safire 2 not a sabre 1! I paid for a longer snivel, just wish it would . Cheers for the help!
  12. Ok, i just measured the slider. Its 31" x 18". Is that right?
  13. I checked out his packs. I will try it that way this arvo if I get to jump. Without rolling the nose or pushing the nose in. Ill measure the slider when im doing it and let you know. Ill get my rigger to check it again against the specs. I bought it brand new through my rigger. Not sure where it was made? How do you tell? Is it on the warning label on the tail? I tried the psycho pack a few times but never jumped it cause when i triangle the tail. The control lines come over the whole pack job? Thought it might give me a line over, i asked everyone at the dz but no one there knows how to pack like that. When i lay it down i grab the grommets of the slider, line them up and gently push away from the container to re tension the lines, i then put my knees on the grommets so they do move when I press the air out. I dont lay on the pack job, i carfully push the air out holding the pc attachment point and using my forearm to push the air towards the pc so i dont disturb the lines too much. I'll try nicks way and see how it goes. Thanks all for all the help! I'll let you know more when I find out more.
  14. Hi all, I'm jumping a new safire 2 189 (bit over 30 jumps so far on the canopy). I'm getting some real funky openings, some really hurt, most end up in a 360 or more. I've been rolling the nose (4 cells each side) into the nose of the center cell, and rolling the tail 15 times before laying it on the ground to try and slow them down. I always make sure the slider is on the stops and quartered before I roll the tail and lay it down to compress the air out of it. Sometimes its a 500ft snivel which is an ok opening but mostly its around 200ft. I've been told im doing too much to it when packing but when i do less (aka standard issue pro pack) i get the tingles in the fingers and whiplash when it opens. Ive had others pack it and still get the same thing. I'm thinking its the line trim or the slider size but i could be wrong? Any thoughts, suggestions or other packing tips will be greatly appriciated.
  15. I tried the psycho pack again last night. No lines to worry about??? I must had not flaked and done the lines properally the other couple of times... Opened fine without any drama whatsoever